Takao blames his embarrassing loss to Rei on Daichi, telling the team he is better off competing alone. As Takao runs away, the United States leg continue with the Neo Borg facing off against the F Dinasty. After an unseen battle between Yuri and Julia (which ended with the Russian beyblader's victory), Kai fights Raul with his new Dranzer Gigs. Raul tries to hold on with his Torch Pegasus, but ends easily knocked out. In the next and final match, Claude of the Barthez Batallion is sent to battle Rick and receives instructions from his coach Barthez via a headset. Claude's skill gives him the upper hand until Rick unleashes his full power. Rick hits one of the spears and sends it flying towards Claude. He prepares to dodge it, but Barthez orders him to stand still. He is subsequently hit by the object (the scene is briefly cut in the English dub and the versions based on it). Now that Claude is badly injured, Barthez announces he'll have to forfeit the match and has the crowd turn against the PPB All Starz. It was all a plan to earn "the hearts and minds" of the audience. Max then defeats Aaron in a almost totally unseen match. Menwhile, Hiro finds Takao, who blames Daichi for his loss. Hiro then challenges him to a duel, winning easily after deploying two twin beyblades. Hiro tells Takao he needs to realize he's not so good and walks away.